Dexter (Darkly Dreaming Dexter) This is the first book in the “Dexter” series written by Jeff Lindsay first published in 2004 and the inspiration behind the Showtime comi-drama. Meet Dexter Morgan, a polite wolf in sheep’s clothing. He’s handsome and charming, but something in his past has made him abide by a different set of rules. He’s a serial killer whose one golden rule makes him immensely likeable: he only kills bad people. And his job as a blood splatter expert for the Miami police department puts him in the perfect position to identify his victims. But when a series of brutal murders bearing a striking similarity to his own style start turning up, Dexter is caught between being flattered and being frightened–of himself or some other fiend. Also part of the series are the books Dearly Devoted Dexter (2005), Dexter in the Dark (2007), Dexter by Design (2009), Dexter Is Delicious (2010) and Double Dexter (2011).
Dexter (Winter Dreams) Dexter is a character in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “Winter Dreams” which first appeared in print in 1922. Winter Dreams is considered a draft of sorts for Fitzgerald’s crowning glory “The Great Gatsby” and Dexter the precursor to Jay Gatsby himself. The story’s protagonist, Dexter Green, is a middle-class boy from Minnesota who aspires to be among the aristocracy – although he starts out as a caddy in a wealthy golf club. In Fitzgerald style, Dexter falls in love with a self-centered rich girl who torments him by stringing him along and ultimately remains out of his grasp. Eventually he leaves to fight in WWI, returns and ultimately becomes a filthy rich businessman in New York City. Having met his aspirations for wealth, most of Dexter’s ambitions are forever tied to the “rich-bitch” Judy Simms. He later learns that she – in our opinion at least – got what was coming to her. She married well only to find herself a lonely housewife, ill-treated by her husband and losing her youthful beauty. One would think Dexter would feel vindicated, but instead he realizes his lifelong dream is forever gone.
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Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie (Joel Stewart) - Dexter Bexley has bumped square into a Big Blue Beastie. A bored Big Blue Beastie that ponders eating Dexter Bexley right up just for fun. Thinking quickly, Dexter suggests a much better idea. He and the Big Blue Beastie go into business together. No matter how many adventures Dexter can think up to distract him, the Big Blue Beastie continually finds himself bored and hungry. It seems that this might finally be the end for Dexter Bexley ... or is it? Joel Stewart spins a darkly comic yet ultimately reassuring tale about friendship. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie on the Road (Joel Stewart) - Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie can't seem to be quiet-they're not sleepy! - so they hit the road as traveling entertainers. They meet a not-so-fearless prince, and adventurous princess, and a not-so-frightful dragon and have a great time singing, dancing, and hoot-hoot-hooting...but will they ever go to sleep? This hilarious fractured fairy tale will send young readers laughing all the way to dreamland. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Dexter Gets Dressed! (Ken Wilson-Max) - This unique getting-dressed story offers a different and intriguing task on each spread--with a variety of inviting tabs to pull, buttons to fasten, a zipper to zip, and laced to tie--to train little fingers in the intricacies of important everyday tasks. Full color. Recommended for ages 2-6.
Dexter the Tough (Margaret Peterson Haddix) - I'm the new kid. I am tuf. This morning I beat up a kid. It's only the first day of school for Dexter, but he's already mad at the principal, and the secretary, and the janitor, and the kids who laugh at him. When his teacher tells the class to write a story, Dexter writes about how tough he is -- and how he's already gotten into a fight. Is any of Dexter's story true? Why was the other boy crying before Dexter hit him? And why would the other boy still want to be Dexter's friend? Even Dexter doesn't know the answers to some of those questions. But as he deals with family problems, a persistent teacher, and a boy who's strangely interested in floor wax, he discovers many surprises hidden in his own tale. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Dexter's Lab Chapter Book #6 (Pam Pollack & Meg Belviso) - Since its debut in 1996, Dexter's Lab has been one of Cartoon Network's top-rated shows. Now Scholastic teams up with the boy genius and his pesky sister Dee Dee for original chapter and picture books. When Dee Dee interferes with Dexter's Virtual Identity Teleporter, the two siblings end up switching bodies. And it couldn't have happened at a worse time. Today Dee Dee's scheduled to be a Flower Princess at her dance recital and Dexter's supposed to be inducted into the Young Geniuses of America Society. Can Dexter switch them back in time... or will he end up spending the rest of his life in a tutu? Recommended for ages 4-8.
Don't Do That, Dexter! (JoDee McConnaughhay) - Explore the world of Happy Day® Books—filled with fun-to-read stories that teach Christian values. Level 2 books are specifically designed for beginning readers and use harder words, longer sentences, simple stories, and dialogue. Recommended for ages 5-7.
Hannah and Dexter: The First Meeting (Shiela Martina) - Hannah is a nine year old Jewish American, who lives with her mother and pestering litter brother. Her parents are divorced and she spends her time making friends and dressing up. Dexter is a nine year old African American, who lives with both of his parents and his two sisters. His goal is to be a basketball star, so practicing this sport takes all of his time. The first time Hannah and Dexter meet, it is not a pretty sight. However with the help of a clever red-haired teacher, their first meeting and other differences are soon forgotten. They find out that working together is better than working apart. This story tells one of cooperation and dependence; encouragement and excitement. This is a story that will not soon be forgotten, because of it s conventionalism and values imparted to every reader. A history project brings two unlikely people together, after being forced to work together. Hannah s and Dexter s first meeting is not a positive one and the likelihood of them becoming friends is unthinkable. But thanks to a singing, strict red-haired teacher, their academic and social life change for the better. Additionally, their acceptance and respect of each other prove that working together is a whole lot better than working apart. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Famous People Named Dexter - Dexter Gordon (great jazz musician, tenor saxophonist); Dexter Jackson (football player); Dexter Fletcher (actor); Dexter M. Ferry (19th century American businessman); Dexter Blackstock (English soccer player); Dexter Holland (musician, lead singer of The Offspring); Dexter Horton (American businessman, first banker in Seattle, WA); Dexter Vines (comic book artist)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Dexter - Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights leader); Diane Keaton (actress); Dana Carvey (comic/actor)